gracie women empowered

FRIDAYS 6.30pm in Harrow

Powerful Women is Premier BJJs official self-defense program for women, based on the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). In this 15-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralise the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each one-hour Powerful Women lesson addresses two techniques. You can participate in the course without previous experience. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Powerful Women program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the perfect self-defense system for women, but only if it is taught correctly. If you’re unsure about learning BJJ for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the Powerful Women program is perfect for you! If you’ve tried BJJ at another school and had a negative experience, give Powerful Women a chance, and we guarantee it will win you back to the mat!


20 Essential Techniques

Law enforcement officials and survivors of sexual assault helped us identify the 20 most common attack strategies that a male assailant is likely to use on a woman. From hair-grabs and choke-holds, to bear hugs and weapon defenses, the Powerful Women program covers it all.

The Empowerment Mindset

Beyond the physical techniques, Powerful Women also reinforces awareness principles, risk assessment, and verbal and psychological strategies a woman can use to set safe boundaries with others – even if the perpetrator is someone she knows. At the core of this mindset is the belief that we are worth defending!

Learn the Techniques

We have divided the 20 Powerful Women techniques into two, six week courses, these can be repeated as many times as you feel neccassary or feel free to try our regulate mixed Jiu Jitsu classes. Upon enrolling, we will issue you a Powerful Women attendance card on which we will track your progress every step of the way.